2021 Pro Bono Award Recipients Announced

Bay Area Legal Services is proud to announce the 14th Annual Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Award recipients.

The award nominations were submitted to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, chaired by the Honorable Barbara Twine Thomas and vice-chaired by the Honorable Darren Farfante.

The six awards recognize individuals, law firms, and organizations, for their outstanding contributions to pro bono legal services in 2020. View the full 2021 Pro Bono Awards page.

I want to thank each and every attorney and paralegal who has selflessly provided pro bono legal services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We could not possibly help as many people in this community as we are able to without their generosity and tireless dedication.”

Jena Hudson

Managing Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Award Recipients

The Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award
Katherine Earle Yanes
Partner, Kynes Markman & Felman

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer
Ella Aliza Shenhav
Partner, Shutts & Bowen

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer
Linda Anderson Stanley
Senior Program Manager for Public Programs, Equal Justice works

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Paralegal
Christy A. Rowell
Legal Assistant, Foley & Lardner

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Law Firm
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Organization
Crossroads for Florida Kids

Bay Area Legal Services also recognizes the attorneys who performed 20 or more hours of pro bono service in 2020. The full list is available at bals.org/awards.


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